We are very proud to announce that Calon FM has won the Radio Academy award for best station in Wales in it’s Nations and Regions awards.
The Academy said that “Calon FM serves its audience well with its clever use of language and colorful story telling. This is a station with a strong and impressive range of bilingual output from arts through to politics, and some really strong presenters. The station is very accessible, stays fun throughout and fulfils one of the best yet simplest straplines – uniting the community. Truly local and interactive, it offers a great service to the area on a budget.”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our volunteers who give up their time each day to keep the station running with lots of great programmes. The station would not work without them. We would also like to thank the continuing support all our listeners, without you we do not exist!
Well done to everyone!
Are you free on Saturday 23rd November between 9.00-12.00?
Glyndwr university have 100 tree saplings to plant, which were very kindly awarded to the University by the Woodland Trust.
The tree sapling you plant will help the university to improve the environment on it’s campus, help reduce carbon and encourage wildlife.
Why not plant a tree in remembrance of someone or to mark a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, come along to get out into the fresh air and meet other people from our local community.
Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a spade, shovel, dibber, trowel if you have one!
To register your interest in our planting event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
November 21st sees the Wrexham Christmas light switch on in Queen’s Square.
The festivities will begin at 5:15pm, with entertainment taking place on the stage throughout the evening – building up to the big lights switch on at 7pm! Looking skywards, as the town centre lights up will also reveal a fantastic firework display in the skies above Wrexham.
This year the cast of Glyndwr’s University’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ pantomime will be in attendance to switch the Christmas lights on and entertain the crowds. Stars include David Heath (X Factor Eton Road), John Cooper (SKY TV), Carly Nickson.
Musician KAMEELION will also be in attendance to get the crowd going. Plus a set from local Indie heroes THE MAYDAYS.
On the night there will be a hog roast, refreshments, fair ground rides and Wrexham lager will be in attendance supplying their world famous drink.
This year the event is being organised in coordination with The Foundry, Wrexham.com and Lateral Arc.
There will be goody bags and glow sticks to give out to help light up the crowd – so get there early to make sure you don’t miss out.
Thursday 21st also marks the start of late night shopping in the town, so it’s an ideal evening to head out hunting for some Christmas gifts.
This is a FREE EVENT open to all members of the public!
The new Wrexham AFC Shop has been officially opened by two of its fans.
Chris Williams and Mark Lamb cut the ribbon to open the shop before the recent home victory over Woking. This match was a special occasion because it was also the first “autism-friendly” football match held in the UK, when the Racecourse was host to over 50 young fans with autism and their families.
The new shop has been funded by Wrexham Supporters Trust’s Community Share scheme and a plaque has been erected within the shop to acknowledge the 325 members who have currently invested in the scheme, and so far raised over £140,000.
Mark and Chris were randomly drawn out to perform the ceremony and were accompanied by Wrexham team manager Andy Morrell, alongwith football club chief executive, Don Bircham and WST Chairman, Peter Jones.
Recent research shows the proportion of north Wales residents in favour of the changes to the organ donation system has risen by 8% in the past year
An annual survey of more than 1,000 people across Wales has shown an overall rise in general awareness of (proposed) changes to the organ donation system and an increase in support for the new soft opt out organ donation legislation to be introduced by the Welsh Government on 1December 2015.
In 2012, north Wales had the highest proportion of respondents in favour of the new organ donation system across all regions in Wales at 57%. This figure increased by 8% to 65% in favour in 2013. The number of undecided dropped to 19% (from 21% in 2012) and those against fell to 16% (from 22% in 2012).
In addition, between 2012 and 2013, awareness of the proposed change to the organ donation system by the Welsh Government increased significantly more in North Wales than any other region – from 55 per cent to 65 per cent of respondents.